Top tips for starting your drone business in 2020

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The industry is booming and plenty of work to go around if you have the drive, knowledge, and experience. This video covers the top tips to consider when starting a drone business.

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SKIP TO THE CHAPTER:
1:46 Specialise in something, not everything!
2:48 Level up!
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4:21 Collaboration, not competition
5:15 Look the part
6:04 Get the right gear, not ALL the gear
8:19 Do things for free (or cheap, starting off)

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50 Comments

  1. Cobra755 Gaming on August 23, 2020 at 9:29 am

    How do I get my license if I’m not 16 or older, is there a way around this?

  2. Sebastian Nyawalo on August 23, 2020 at 9:31 am

    I’m interested in Starting Drone business in Kenya and I was looking at getting DJI Inspire 2. I know this is stretched budget for a start-up but considering people have the Phantoms and Mavics the output quality might be good for me. Also, drone licensing in Kenya is very expensive and you might spend $2,000 on a drone and pay the government $1,500 for licensing which is very weird. So I would rather spend that much on registering a high-end drone. Thanks for the comments. Really insightful.

  3. mohsen zamani on August 23, 2020 at 9:32 am

    Hi I’m living in Iran !!! I’m 63 and so broke!! Do you have any giveaway cameras thank you .

  4. Guss Cordeiro on August 23, 2020 at 9:33 am

    Sweet channel, with great advices, congrats

  5. Alan Taaffe on August 23, 2020 at 9:33 am

    Great tips there Arron! i got my drone license a couple of years ago now and after i got it i lost a bit of interest in it .because i didn’t no where to start
    i have done a couple of weddings for free for establish shots! but haven done anything else Really since .i was wondering could u give any tips on what public liability insurance i should i get or wait til i get more work first Any Tips would be much appreciated Thanks

  6. Richard Powell on August 23, 2020 at 9:33 am

    Great advice…thank you..👊🏾

  7. JACK OF ALL TRADES on August 23, 2020 at 9:33 am

    Great info Aaron, I have a long way to go and every little bit of info helps. Thank You!

  8. DJ Harsha Perera on August 23, 2020 at 9:35 am

    You are amazing and I’m so proud of you in this stage of your life. Thank you so much for great tips and all the best your future plans

  9. Lombok Property Rentals Lombok on August 23, 2020 at 9:39 am

    What program do you use to edit your videos?

  10. Earth Mappers on August 23, 2020 at 9:39 am

    Thanks for the tips Aaron!

  11. Joksan Morales on August 23, 2020 at 9:39 am

    Thank you for this! Excellent advice. I appreciate the concise delivery. Brand new my self and looking forward to a future full of learning and growing.

  12. JACKSON RC AVIATION on August 23, 2020 at 9:40 am

    Nice very interesting, thanks for sharing I subscribe to you thanks again 😎

  13. Gregory Davis on August 23, 2020 at 9:42 am

    Awesome video and great advice.

  14. John Grimaldi on August 23, 2020 at 9:42 am

    Great video and advice.

  15. Paul Emus on August 23, 2020 at 9:43 am

    I am retired military photojournalist, just looking for freelance part time work. Jobs come mostly through DroneBase and Droners.io. I got a couple jobs through Yelp, but got burned by predatory marketing offering promotional no-cost advertising and then later charged several hundred dollars. Also charged by Thumbtack for referrals but no jobs. Advertised in a boating newspaper and got two jobs making less than the cost of advertising. I don’t exactly see the industry as booming.

  16. Shankar creations on August 23, 2020 at 9:43 am

    Super

  17. koolkiwikat on August 23, 2020 at 9:43 am

    Got me dreaming bro!

  18. SirackCity on August 23, 2020 at 9:44 am

    I have a Mavic Air.. should I get a better drone?

  19. Nello Mehl on August 23, 2020 at 9:49 am

    Z

  20. Riley Hakes on August 23, 2020 at 9:54 am

    I really enjoyed the video! I’m thinking about starting my own business and needed a couple guidelines, luckily this video cleared those up for me and wanted to say thank you! Best of luck to you😁

  21. Phoenix One Productions on August 23, 2020 at 9:55 am

    Great video and awesome tips! Really needed this to get a boost going to get my part 107 very soon! I had very similar ideas on how to get the ball rolling. Thanks!

  22. Shurikenozai on August 23, 2020 at 9:55 am

    Hey, i’m starting the drone busines in Cape Verde and i loved the video because it made me be sure of the first propositions and type of aproches. The market in here is on growing and the thing i’ve had the most problems with is the drone importation mostly because of the pandemic statsin the world. So i’m looking forward to this and i’m glad to have good intel in how to build it, the thing i miss now is a partnership with foreing companies and equipment seller’s. Thank you for the video instruction.

  23. Judd’s Tech Solutions L.L.C on August 23, 2020 at 9:55 am

    Thank you from the U.S.A. Wonderful advice, love the comment about building a network. Having like minded people to go to is a huge advantage.

  24. Fernando Palomino on August 23, 2020 at 9:56 am

    Very informative, thanks for sharing. Subscribed and following. I like your style 👍

  25. Arceus 112 on August 23, 2020 at 9:56 am

    With corona ravaging the US
    Do you consider viable to begin a drone business? what drone platform would you recommend? What is the realistic time of investment return?assuming a considerable amount of "hustle"
    Would appreciate a response thanks

  26. Alan Nassir on August 23, 2020 at 9:56 am

    Hi, I’m new to the Drone industry and I’m really excited to be apart of it. I have a question about the sub 2kg for business (CASA). I fall under this category as I would like to use my drone for construction. I know I have to adhere to the standard drone rules we have in place but how supposed to capture construction data in a residential area where there are homes and cars less than 30m away? The same goes for real estate agents. I’m wondering if I’m allowed to fly in these conditions. I’m targeting drone work for new residential homes, house extensions and remedial work for the company I’m currently working for.

    PS. You guys have been a great help. Videos are very informative and Australian 🙂 Cheers

  27. Don Ireland on August 23, 2020 at 9:57 am

    Great advice, Aaron! Just getting started in the US and your comments really helped open my mind to new possibilities!

  28. Hamed Abbasi on August 23, 2020 at 9:59 am

    Great tips, really amazing! Thank you very much for sharing.

  29. Aix Copter on August 23, 2020 at 9:59 am

    Awesome Tips – thank you very much, I highly appreciate them! Keep up the great content!

  30. michael stone on August 23, 2020 at 10:01 am

    DRONE BATTERY
    I am working on a Battery that would allow a Drone to fly for 2 to 3 hours
    on one charge would that worth something to you.
    thanks Rocmen Stone e-mail mikec4646@gmail.com

  31. Skywrite Media on August 23, 2020 at 10:01 am

    Great Video, take notes people!

  32. Mirko VM Bertossi on August 23, 2020 at 10:02 am

    Great tips! Tks man! Ciaoooo!

  33. Sonny jax Gang on August 23, 2020 at 10:02 am

    I would like to do it as a hobby and hopefully pick up little bits, could anybody point me in the right direction to start learning ?

  34. CDS Omaha on August 23, 2020 at 10:03 am

    Great tips! I’m just getting off the ground here in the US. Just like you, starting as a side hustle. Thanks for the tips!

  35. Doug Kimpton on August 23, 2020 at 10:06 am

    Great listening to what you had to say, some very valuable advice which I will take note of. At over 65 years old, I am looking at a diversion in retirement and have developed a keen interest in drone technology, thanks for the advice!

  36. eric scott on August 23, 2020 at 10:09 am

    NEVER do ANYTHING in this business for free!!!!!!!!!!!

  37. Marvin Rosario on August 23, 2020 at 10:09 am

    Going narrow has been a big priority for me lately. As you start your business it’s easy to listen to everybody elders ideas on what you should do next but this advice is needed to keep me on track. Thanks for the content!

  38. WighTShadoW on August 23, 2020 at 10:11 am

    Thank you so much. This video was extremely helpful.

  39. Matt C on August 23, 2020 at 10:12 am

    When your courses launch I’ll buy it. Love your content man. Thank you

  40. Drone Girl on August 23, 2020 at 10:13 am

    Collaborate !!!!🤔 …. tried that, just got a group of blokes with huge ego’s telling each other how expensive their setup is. Then after they all dropped their prices trying to under cut one another. Bit of a cut throat fight when you are in a small rural city…. doesn’t matter how good your portfolio looks as long as you do it for practically nothing then businesses will hire you.
    Thanks for the great tips, always good to hear honesty, instead of telling people what they want to hear. 👌👌

  41. Karl Malin on August 23, 2020 at 10:14 am

    Mate, your spot on! I like to ruck about… play Rugby for you’ll. Flown airplanes, photography and getting into drones. I like your advice about networking… it will help you not hurt your business. Don’t specialize in the small things. Great advice and is hard to do with so many moving parts (drones/cameras etc.). Great job explaining how your doing it big ‘Down Under’. Great Job Mate!!!

  42. ROCKY NASH LIVE on August 23, 2020 at 10:14 am

    Great video. I am adding drone photography and videos to my existing services and starting small before leveling up. Great tips. Thank you for sharing.

  43. Natasha Khan on August 23, 2020 at 10:18 am

    This looks like a great business to get into and the video is a wonderful guidance- thank you 😊 I have also pre-signed for the academy 👍🏼 All the best

  44. Arc cinemedia on August 23, 2020 at 10:22 am

    can corona virus spread from one drone to another .. asking for a friend

  45. Keller Coleman on August 23, 2020 at 10:22 am

    Great stuff awesome videos

  46. Robert H. on August 23, 2020 at 10:23 am

    At what point does mapping cross over into surveying and issues with that type of cert/license?

  47. Bimmer Boy on August 23, 2020 at 10:26 am

    Mercedes is got a truck WTF I want one

  48. VR4pt0r on August 23, 2020 at 10:27 am

    Bloody awesome mate

  49. Banger073 on August 23, 2020 at 10:27 am

    Great video, awesome and valuable tips. Music was little loud in couple parts. ( older ears I guess)

  50. rstp2001 on August 23, 2020 at 10:28 am

    Good day Aaron! Like always, great content & videos, I’m always learning…Ronney 👍

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